Saturday, April 30, 2011

April Challenge at Paper Posies

This month at Paper Posies the challenge was to make a lo containing 3 specific items. They were:  border strips from Crate's Portrait collection; the text paper from Echo Park; and the title had to include the word "record" in it.  Here's my submission:

Once again I busted out the mist--I am getting braver and braver every time!!  What I really love most about this lo is the black doiles from Maya Road--they added just the right finishing touch. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Another Springtime Layout

Wanted to share a layout today before I head out on a little vacay with the kiddos......This is a lo I did using a whole bunch of papers from October Afternoon's Modern Homemaker line (with a little bit of Lilybee, Crate, and Sassafras mixed in).
I really wanted to do a quilted, pieced together look and this is what I came up with.  I must say I have so much fun sewing on my layouts :-)  I believe my husband thinks I am wierd because of this, but what does he know??? 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sweet Spring

When I first saw the new Dutch Mustard Soup line from Jillibean soup I instantly loved it.  I just love the combo of brown, yellow, and green.  AND the hearts just made me swoon!!  Anyways, I finally ordered the line and once I had it in my hands I wondered why had I waited so long??? 

I am currently doing Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook 3 class so I used one of last week's sketches for this LO as well as used the word "sweet" in my title to play along with one of the Sweet Peach Crop Shop's April challenges. 

Have a great day!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mr. Darcy's Diary

I swear it--I AM a bookworm!  You couldn't probably tell because I seem to have only posted scrappiness since starting this blog, but I do read, a lot.  However,  sometimes my scrappy self takes over and that is all I do with my free time:-)  Well, good news--I read a book!! 

Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange was great!  Up until this point I have been very careful to not read any Jane Austen spinoffs.  I firmly believe that you cannot mess with a work of art.  But I saw this book while shopping on my Nook and I read the reader reviews and I thought that possibly this book might be okay.  What really sold me was the thought of getting inside Darcy's head--I mean honestly he is my favorite male romantic figure--and I think this book was successful at doing that. It surely was not up to Austen's standard, but Grange did a great job of expanding upon the story without ruining it.  Highly recommend!!

Saturday, April 09, 2011

SI Sketch 214

I hadn't scrapped a sketch from Sketch Inspiration in a while, so I thought I'd give this week's a go....I really like how this turned out!  I had been wanting to do a big cluster of butterflies for awhile and since Maleia is looking up in this photo I thought it might work.  The sketch had two banners on it, but I chose to make just one and moved it to the side to better fit the orientation of my papers.  I also misted--if you look closely!  I am still a little timid with spraying of ink onto my paper :-)  I used Echo Park's "For the Record" line, cool doiles from Maya, and sunshine yellow for a little pop!  Overall, this lo makes me very happy!! 

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Signs of Spring

I just love it when I see the daffodils start to emerge from the ground!  It's usually still cold and miserable, but just seeing them warms me up inside and puts a little bounce in my step :-) 
I made this lo using the gorgous Into the Woods kit from Studio Calico.  I just love, love these papers from Cosmo!